Arya graduated from American University, where she was a varsity soccer player and earned a B.A. in law & society with a minor in international studies. Before entering law school, she was a paralegal with the Center for Constitutional Litigation. At William & Mary, Arya was the Executive Editor of the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review, a founding Staff Editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review, and a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Multicultural Law Students Association. She also volunteered with various animal welfare groups and assisted two professors with scholarly research. She was a legal intern with the Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington, D.C. (C.R.E.W.) during summer 2010 and interned with the United States Institute of Peace in summer 2011. After graduation she joined the American Association for Justice as State Affairs Counsel.
Her Own Words
"One of William & Mary's most endearing attributes is its faculty. There is a professor for everyone and for every interest. It is both exciting and comforting to find a mentor in whatever field of law you choose to pursue. I was fortunate enough to find inspiration in one such professor here at the Law School. Thanks to her guidance and experience, I am heading down a career path I never imagined possible, and I could not be more thrilled at the thought of the future to come."